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Taking a bath in Donkey urine ,by Srila Raghunath das Goswami

pratisthasa dhrsta svapaca-ramani me hrdi natet katham sadhu-prema sprsati sucir etan nanu manah sada tvam sevasva prabhu-dayita-samantam atulam yatha tam niskasya tvaritam iha tam vesayati sah

As long as the impudent untouchable woman of the desire for fame dances in my heart, why should pure love for Radha-Krsna touch me? O mind, continuously serve my spiritual master, the leader of those who are dear to the Lord. Then my master will quickly kick out that harridan and allow that pure love to enter.

SRI MANAH-SIKSA

by SRILA RAGHUNATHA DAS GOSVAMI

Purport by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

SLOKA 6 ~ ANVAYA
In spite of having subdued the enemies of lust and anger, one may not have conquered the great enemy of deceit.
This verse instructs us how to gain victory over this powerful enemy. O wicked mind! Although you adopt the path of sadhana, you imagine yourself purified by bathing in the trickling urine of the great donkey of full blown deceit and hypocrisy. By doing so, you are burning yourself and scorching me a tiny jiva, simultaniously. Stop this! Delight yourself and me by eternally bathing in the nectarine ocean of pure love for the lotus feet of Sri Radha-Krishna Yugala.
The overt deceit and hypocracy which are present in a sadhaka even after adopting the path of sadhana are compared to the urine of a donkey.Considering oneself to be intently engaged in bhajana while remaining devious and hypocritical at heart is like considering oneself pure by bathing in the filth, burning urine of a donkey. A sadhaka should carefully abandon this pitfall.
There are three kinds of Bhakti-sadhakas...
1- svanistha
2- parinisthita and
3- nirapeksa
The first (svanista) completely discards the rules and prohibitions prescribed within varnasrama and endevours incessantly simply to please Bhagavan, Sri Hari.
 
(note :it means the karma khanda aspects of  grhastha life  according to traditional Vedic culture, not to give up for example chanting minimum 16 rounds and following 4 regs: "My advice is always chant l6 rounds minimum and follow the four regulative principles. All of my disciples must agree on this point, otherwise they are not my disciples. Let one live anywhere,but stick to the principles. Disagreements will continue in this material world. So one may live in a suitable place, but one must follow these five principles. My disciples must follow these five principles living either in heaven or hell." (Raja-Laksmi-dasi, 2/17/76)
 
The parinisthita - sadhaka performs all his activities in accordance with the rules and prohibitions laid down for the service and attendance of Bhagavan. Both these types of sadhakas are grhasthas. The nirapeksa-sadhaka is a renounciate. All three are benefited ONLY when they become thoroughly honest.Otherwise, by resorting to deceitfulness, they are surely vanquished. The hypocrisy demonstrated by these three is described below.
1) Deceit of the svanistha-sadhaka ---
(a.) indulging in sense-enjoiment on the pretext of sadhana-bhakti,
(b) serving wealthy and influencial materialists instead of unpretentious devotees,
(c) accumulating wealth beyond one`s needs,
(d) having great enthusiasm for futile, temporary enterprises,
(e) indulging in illogical arguments on the pretext of cultivating knowledge, and
(f) adopting the dress of a renounciate to get material prestige.
2) Deceit of the parinisthita-sadhaka-----
(a) making an external show of strict adherence to rules and regulations but remaining inwardly attached to material subjects, and (b) preferring the association of philanthropists, jnanis, yogis and materialistic people to that of resolute, loving devotees.
3) Deceit of the nirapeksa-sadhaka---
(a) to maintain pride by thinking oneself to be an elevated vaisnava,
(b) to adopt the dress of a renounciate and due to false ego, regard other sadhakas as inferior,
(c) to accumulate wealth and materials beyond the basic necesseties of life,
(d) to associate with woman on the pretext of sadhana,
(e) to keep close contact with materialistic people with the intention of collecting funds and donations
 (f) to worry about collecting funds on the pretext of performing bhajana,
(g) to enffeble ones attachement for Krsna by attributing importance and respect merely to the external dress and symbols of the renounced order and by being overly attached to the rules and regulations of renounciation.
Therefore the defects of mundane arguments (kutarka) false philosophical conclusions (kusiddhanta) and anarthas, all arising from deceit in the domain of bhajana, have been compared to the urine of a donkey. Many sadhakas consider themselves purified by bathing in this un holy urine of the donkey of deceit, but in reality it only consumes their soul.

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Comment by Paramananda das on January 28, 2012 at 9:42am

distributing Srila Prabhupadas books is not in the catagory of

(e) to keep close contact with materialistic people with the intention of collecting funds and donations

 

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